U certificateA Christmas Carol is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a U certificate.

A Christmas Carol is a 4 star programme

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A Christmas Carol (1999)

Directed by
David Haydn-Jones

This adaptation of Dickens' timeless classic brings a story of hope, compassion and the uplifting power of the spirit.

It's the year 1850 and its Christmas Eve, the melancholy Scrooge (Patrick Stewart) finds himself alone at home when he sees before him the ghost of late business partner, Jacob Marley (Bernard Lloyd), who died seven years earlier.

Marley warns the miserable Scrooge that he will repent, even in death, for all the suffering he has caused others and he has only one chance to escape his ultimate fate.

He is told that three spirits will visit him, one belonging to Christmas Past (Joel Grey), Christmas Present (Desmond Barrit) and the ghost of Christmas yet to come (Tim Potter) and he is to obey them in order to redeem himself and make amends to his loyal and long-suffering clerk, Bob Cratchit (Richard E. Grant).

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Image for Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart...Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge
Image for Richard E. GrantRichard E. Grant...Bob Cratchit
Joel Grey...The Ghost of Christmas Past
Ian McNeice...Mr. Albert Fezziwig
Saskia Reeves...Mrs. Cratchit
Desmond Barrit...The Ghost of Christmas Present
Bernard Lloyd...Marley's Ghost
Image for Dominic WestDominic West...Fred
Trevor Peacock...Old Joe
Image for Liz SmithLiz Smith...Mrs. Dilber
Elizabeth Spriggs...Mrs. Riggs
Kenny Doughty...Young Scrooge
Laura Fraser...Belle
Celia Imrie...Mrs. Bennett
John Franklyn-Robbins...Mr. Crump